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Re: Ford Focus EV

Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:46 pm

Someone from Ford confirmed March 2012 with me on Friday last. I've seen this time frame quoted elsewhere, but it's not the first I've seen floated (and may not be the last), so make of it what you will.
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Re: Ford Focus EV

Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:12 pm

Just to follow up on what I'd learned at the OC Auto Show. Myfocuselectric.com is also reporting a source quoting March 2012:

http://www.myfocuselectric.com/2012-for ... %A6-again/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Ford Focus EV

Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:45 am

Looks like Ford will skip the pedestrian warning noise alert debate for its first gen EV ...


http://www.greencarreports.com/news/106 ... noisemaker


Of course still no specifics on exactly when we'll even see the first production Focus EV but at least they'll be very quiet .... :P
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Re: Ford Focus EV

Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:49 am

Of course, nothing is as quiet as ... no car! :lol:
redLEAF wrote:Looks like Ford will skip the pedestrian warning noise alert debate for its first gen EV ...
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/106 ... noisemaker
Of course still no specifics on exactly when we'll even see the first production Focus EV but at least they'll be very quiet .... :P
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Re: Ford Focus EV

Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:57 am

TomT wrote:Of course, nothing is as quiet as ... no car! :lol:
Yes - for someone launching an EV in the next 2 months, they have been awefully quiet.
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Re: Ford Focus EV

Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:15 am

evnow wrote:
TomT wrote:Of course, nothing is as quiet as ... no car! :lol:
Yes - for someone launching an EV in the next 2 months, they have been awefully quiet.
+1

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Re: Ford Focus EV

Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:42 pm

Will it end up making a difference that they have hooked up with Best Buy and the Geek Squad? Are the masses more comfortable with getting their hands held like this and could that be a competitive advantage over other EVs?
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Re: Ford Focus EV

Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:24 am

IMHO, most Americans are not used to calling Electrical Contractors, never mind knowing who's a good one. I used the BBB's A+ rating to choose mine and been happy. But even AE's Turn-Key solution gets over this, so I disagree on the advantage Ford even if many Americans do use Best Buy and the Geek Squad.
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Re: Ford Focus EV

Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:28 am

scottf200 wrote:Will it end up making a difference that they have hooked up with Best Buy and the Geek Squad? Are the masses more comfortable with getting their hands held like this and could that be a competitive advantage over other EVs?
only if they get their Butts to market!

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Re: Ford Focus EV

Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:17 am

scottf200 wrote:Will it end up making a difference that they have hooked up with Best Buy and the Geek Squad? Are the masses more comfortable with getting their hands held like this and could that be a competitive advantage over other EVs?
Not if the BB Geek Squad is usually like the people I meet at BB. They seem to be only slightly more knowledgeable than the car salesmen.
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